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I'm glad it finally occurred to me to ask the right question! 

As always! 😄

Edit Note:  By the way, are you using your personal account or a business/work account?

I told you that this is the BEST Forum in the Web! 😄

I use a personal account.

BUT: for educational purposes I used a School account once, to try Microsoft TEAMS as a teacher.

For some reason, that account was shown as connected in the Access work or school settings. I disconnected the account and the PIN issue is now resolved (see attachment).


You should be able to remove the pin by going to Accounts > Sign-in Options, illustrated here:  How to Remove Your PIN and Other Sign-In Options from Windows 10 (

No remove/change option. In the previous attachment see what I have under the title Windows Hello PIN.

I can change my Microsoft account's password, but I don't want to use that when I sign in.

When I set the PIN, things were different. There was not a Windows Hello PIN. See the attachment below.

I'm getting in to this page:

Which is actually for a working feature, since there is nowhere a remove/change option.

Hello to the best forum in the whole Web!   :)

The question is: How do I remove or change the PIN I use for sign-in Windows?

I created a PIN when the option was still there in Sign-in Settings, and I sign-in Windows with that, instead of using the Microsoft account's password.

Now, the only option in Settings is Windows Hello PIN, and it is unavailable (see attachment).

I tried to add in the registry the following value, but nothing happens.



Meet & Greet! / Re: Happy Birthday Corrine!
« on: August 05, 2021, 07:37:13 AM »
Happy Birthday, Corrine!

Wishing you a life full of blessings and many many happy birthdays!

Keep on keeping on, to be the special person you are, the person we all respect and love!

Security Software Programs / Re: Windows Defender scheduled scan
« on: July 19, 2021, 08:42:41 AM »
The next successful scan was done yesterday, 18th July, 4 days after the previous one.

So it seems that everything is fine now, after a long time.

Regular scans, no yellow triangles/warnings, less files to scan, scan duration less than a minute up to 3 minutes.

So, no worries.  :)

Security Software Programs / Re: Windows Defender scheduled scan
« on: July 14, 2021, 07:34:27 PM »
It seems that the default scan is not weekly!

This is my today's screenshots where everything continues to be fine:

LandzDown Lounge / Re: Phishing Derby
« on: July 13, 2021, 06:50:23 PM »
Time matters I guess, since I was correct to all the questions. :)

I am GG.

Security Software Programs / Re: Windows Defender scheduled scan
« on: July 13, 2021, 04:51:42 PM »
Let me add my thoughts on the above.

1. The Virus & Threat Protection board shows two things:
  • When the last WD scan took place.
  • When the last WD updates took place

2. From what I saw until now, the updates are daily, but the scan is probably set by default once a week.

3. The Task Scheduler may show the mentioned errors every day. When those errors are present in the Task Scheduler, there is no change in the Virus & Threat Protection board for the latest WD scan. So the errors regarding the scan are real errors.

4. When a week passes from the last WD update, it's time for the new scan to take place. So, no errors in the Task Scheduler anymore and the latest scan in the Virus & Protection board changes and gets updated.

I will watch WD's behaviour for a week more to see if the above apply to it. I don't doubt that everything is OK, but I want to know how my antivirus behaves. Not just say that it works. How it works? When the scan is taking place? Why those errors are present and when?

That's all for now.  :)

Security Software Programs / Re: Windows Defender scheduled scan
« on: July 12, 2021, 09:56:21 AM »
It is important to remember that these scan really are not necessary, except for peace of mind. This because Defender is constantly monitoring our systems 24/7/365, not just looking for malicious code being saved on our drives, but everything coming in and going out of our systems (emails, webpages, etc., and malicious behavior that might be going on in the computer's memory.

I really hope this is true. It is what we know, what we say, what we believe.

My Task Scheduler today is different. It shows the code 0x2, meaning that the scan log is not found. Although in the History below there is an indication that the task was completed, the Virus & Threat Protection board shows as last scan the one completed yesterday (

Those screenshots in the link above are the ideal ones. They show that the scan is done/completed indeed. The point is that we don't get them, or at least we don't know when they appear. There are many people in the web asking about that 0x2 and it seems there is no clear answer on that.

I notice that v_v's screenshot has also the 0x2 code, so there is also a problem, in my opinion.

I am still watching the task. At least, it would be good to learn something more about it.

Security Software Programs / Re: Windows Defender scheduled scan
« on: July 11, 2021, 02:39:55 PM »
Hi, All!

For some reason, my Windows Defender task has been fixed (I hope).

It's the first time I have these screens. And the files scanned? It says 14670! No idea why and how. I did nothing at all.

No clue about anything. It just happened and it happened for a FIRST TIME.

It seems that all these trial and error efforts were a shock to it! You know, like an ICD!  ;D

Security Software Programs / Re: Windows Defender scheduled scan
« on: July 10, 2021, 06:07:55 PM »
That's how I explain the "task can't be completed because the computer is not idle anymore" error. The computer can't be idle for so long.

The point is I don't have duplicate files and all are necessary for me there. Even though many of them will never be in use again. Yes, it's a hard drive. 1 T, and I have around 580GB free.

Security Software Programs / Re: Windows Defender scheduled scan
« on: July 10, 2021, 05:11:57 PM »
1549950 files scanned!

I thought that was normal!

But indeed, it's ten years' work in there.

Security Software Programs / Re: Windows Defender scheduled scan
« on: July 10, 2021, 04:33:46 PM »
Defender should be scanning all by itself without any human intervention or need to run on a defined schedule ...

Exactly. Mine, needs my intervention. I know that something is wrong, but I don't know how to fix it. I searched everywhere but I don't see something I have set wrong.

This is what is shown in Virus & Threat protection. It is the scan I manually did last Saturday, when I got the yellow triangle-warning.

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